Reinfeldt Defends Bugging Law…

Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has defended his government’s highly criticized bugging law by referring to the war-like situation in Georgia.

Holding his traditional summer speech in Vaxholm outside Stockholm Reinfeldt said Swedish intelligence agencies needed to keep an eye on what Russia does and plans for the sake of Sweden’s national security.

The bugging law that entitles Swedish authorities to check the flow of all the communication by phone or e-mail passing through Sweden could help to control the Russian neighbor, Reinfeldt said.

He also announced a further tax cut bill by $US 2.3 billion by the end of this year.